ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming LGA 1151 Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gbs USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard comes equipped with an Intel Z370 chipset and an LGA1151 socket to make it compatible with Intel's 8th-generation Core processors. When compared to other versions of the Strix line of motherboards, this Strix Z370-F motherboard has two USB 3.1, two USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0 ports as well as DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort outputs. The two USB 3.1 ports transfer data at 10 Gb/s speeds, and one of the two ports features a USB Type-C design for a quick connection with a USB-C cable. Other notable differences between this motherboard and other Strix motherboards are the number of PCIe slots, which include three PCIe 3.0 x16 and four PCIe 3.0 x1. There's also onboard RGB lighting to illuminate the insides of your case.
ASUS has built this motherboard with six SATA ports and two M.2 sockets that support SATA- and NVMe-based storage drives. For short-term memory, four DIMM slots are available, and you can overclock user-supplied memory chips up to 4000 MHz frequencies. Aside from memory support, a SupremeFX S1220A audio processor delivers surround sound through the motherboard's six audio jacks. Additionally, your system can access the Internet reliably by using the motherboard's Gigabit Ethernet port.
Intel Z370 Chipset
The Intel Z370 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th-generation Intel Core LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6 Gbps ports, and 32 Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics.
LGA1151 Core Processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package. With integrated graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers, it supports onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs and optional RGB strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. It provides Static, Breathing, Strobing, Rainbow, Color Cycle, Comet, Flash & Dash, Wave, Glowing Yo-Yo, Starry Night, Music, and CPU temperature effects. An addressable RGB header and pair of onboard 5050 RGB headers are compatible with lighting strips, fans, coolers, and PC cases, creating new illumination possibilities.
With one click, ASUS 5-Way Optimization dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for performance.
TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance
EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode
Fan Xpert 4 grants comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers
Digi+ delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency, and power -efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation
Turbo App allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings
ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing memory traces to an optimal PCB layer, and a T-Topology layout ensures time-aligned signals by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements offer more overclocking headroom and stability, allowing memory speeds of DDR4-4000 and higher with all slots populated.
ROG Strix's SupremeFX audio technology delivers a 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for quality recording and 120dB on the line-out connection for clear sound. There's also a low-dropout regulator for clean power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec. To provide high gain with low distortion, Texas Instruments RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps are on board. Moreover, an audio cover and line shielding help preserve the audio signal.
Dedicated 3D Mounts on the motherboard makes fitting 3D-printed parts easy
M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink help cool M.2 SSDs
Each fan header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload-based cooling
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Dedicated base-clock generator designed for 8th Generation Intel processors allows overclocked base-clock (BCLK) frequencies of up to 432 MHz
Intel Ethernet controllers reduce CPU overhead and offer high TCP and UDP throughputs
RAID support with up to three PCIe 3.0 storage devices via two M.2 slots and one PCIe x16 slot
LANGuard grants signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes to protect the LAN connection
SafeSlot provides strong PCIe device retention and shearing resistance to support heavy graphics cards
Onboard LEDs indicate the power status as well as problem with the processor, memory, graphics card, or boot drive
CPU installation tool helps you install your processor
Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module ensures smooth, clean power delivery to the CPU
Onboard resettable fuses protect all connection ports and DRAM modules against overcurrent and short-circuit damage
Chokes and capacitors are engineered to resist temperature variations between -67 to 221°F (-55 to 105°C)
The I/O panel is made with chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel
ASUS Beyond VR Ready
Intel Optane Memory Ready
RAMCache II caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch quickly
Mouse-controlled graphical BIOS provides EZ and Advanced Modes to help novices and seasoned overclockers
CrashFree BIOS 3 helps you restore the computer to working order
EZ Flash 3 updates the system with the latest BIOS
GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming
Multi-Gate Teaming combines all the networks for fast bandwidth and smooth gameplay
Sonic Studio III offers a range of EQ options, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset
Sonic Studio Link VR functionality extends HRTF effects to VR headsets
App-specific profiles apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything is tuned to the way you want to listen
Sonic Radar III processes sounds accurately and adds an on-screen arrow, so you're aware of what's going on around you
Overwolf lets you browse the Internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay
ROG Clone Drive is a cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs